USB 3.0 port Tags: Hard Drives Performance USB3 Toshiba Storage Last response: July 23, 2010 5:45 AM in Storage Share robbie_12345 July 13, 2010 1:51:44 PM Hello, I have a Toshiba A500 and am wondering how I would get maximum performance from a USB 3.0 HDD? Is there a driver for the A500 or does it require a hardware modification? More about : usb port sminlal a c 415 G Storage July 13, 2010 4:02:46 PM I did a quick Google search and it looks like the A500 has USB 2.0 ports. You can use your USB 3.0 drive with them, but it will run at USB 2.0 speeds. The good news is that it looks like your system should have an Express Card port. This means you can buy an Express Card to USB 3.0 adapter which will let your hard drive run at its full speed. Here's an example of such an adapter: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l robbie_12345 July 23, 2010 5:45:54 AM Thanks for the good adsvice.....I have ordered a superspeed express card and a portable 3.0 HDD, thx once again. Rob m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUSB 3.0 header on motherboard but USB 2.0 front panel port on case Forum SolvedI need a case that will both fit my video card and has a front USB 3.0 port Forum SolvedCan you recommend a 4 port USB 3.0 case and how do I install 3 USB ports to it? Forum SolvedCan I add an additional F_USB30 port? Forum SolvedCan i use my LAN port as a USB 3.0 port ? Forum SolvedWhat is the highest (theoretical) bandwidth you would get per port on a USB 3.0 hub? Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 Port doesnt work Forum Solvedcan we use usb 2.0 pen drive with a usb 3.0 port? Forum SolvedCan't seem to find the USB 3.0 port? Forum Solvedadding wireless internet and 19 pin usb 3.0 port to motherboard Forum SolvedAsus motherboard: Single usb 3.0 port not working Forum SolvedCan't find USB 3.0 Port on Asus M5a97 Motherboard Forum SolvedUSB3.0 port replicator Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 port working?? Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 port suddenly stopped working Forum SolvedNeed help in figuring out why internal usb 3.0 port of my mobo. Forum Solvedhow to usb 3.0 hdd with usb 2.0 input port Forum SolvedWill my N600 benefit from usb 3.0 port Forum SolvedWill i get improved speeds plugging in a usb 2.0 hub into a 3.0 port. Forum SolvedPower to PCI-E to USB 3.0 2 Port Express Card Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !